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Professor Charles Burdett

Professor Charles Burdett

Professor Charles Burdett
MA, DPhil(Oxon)

Professor of Italian

Office 1.54, 17 Woodland Rd
19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7911

Research summary

Charles Burdett is the Principal Investigator on the large grant, 'Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility. Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures' that is a beacon project for the AHRC's 'Translating Cultures' theme. The project runs from 2014 to 2017 and explores a series of critical instances of linguistic and cultural translation with a specific focus on modern Italy and the experiences of mobility that are embedded in its recent history. The project uses the Italian case as a template from which to develop a renewed model for the work of Modern Languages and its applications in the 21st century ...

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Charles Burdett studied Modern Languages (French and Italian) at Oxford University (BA 1989) where he also studied as a postgraduate, writing his doctoral thesis (awarded 1994) on Italian literary culture between the wars. He taught at Cardiff University (1993-97) and has worked at Bristol since 1997 as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer (2002), and Reader in Modern Italian Studies (2009).

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